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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 45, November 5, 2006, Article 19

VIKING COIN HOARD FOUND ON SWEDISH ISLAND

According to an October 30th news report from Sweden, "Two young
men on Gotland have found Viking treasure dating to the 10th century.

The treasure cache consists of silver coins, weighing a total of
around 3 kilos. They were discovered by 20-year-old Edvin Svanborg
and his 17-year-old brother Arvid, who were working in the grounds
of their neighbour, artist Lars Jonsson."

"I just stumbled by chance across an Arab silver coin that was around
1,100 years old," Edvin Svanborg told news agency TT.

"Majvor Östergren at Gotland county administrative board praised
the brothers for handing in the treasure.

"They acted in an examplary fashion."

Gotland is an archaeologist's paradise, where there have been
discoveries of a large number of Viking treasures. Farmer Björn
Engström found the world's largest ever haul of Viking treasure
on the north-eastern part of the island a few years ago.

The loot included coins, necklaces and other jewelry, which
altogether contained 65 kilos of silver and 20 kilos of bronze.
He was given 2.1 million kronor as a reward"

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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